Cats Manipulated for Allergy Free Use
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
So it may be hard to get your cat cloned. We reported this week that a company promising to do that went out of business. However, you still have a chance for a genetically-improved cat. An Idaho company claims it can breed cats that do not cause an allergic reaction in people. The company says it has changed a protein that causes some people to sneeze, itch, or get teary-eyed. You may still get teary-eyed when you see the price, though, $4,000.
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